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Modular Electric Drivetrains

Objective

Electrification of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles will have a knock-on effect on reducing the greenhouses gases emission from the transportation sector, as it is still the biggest emitter due to fossil fuel based engines. However the maturity of electrical drives and electrical engines needs a final push for better performance, better comfort and cost reduction in order to generate a massive adoption of such transport in Europe and worldwide, replacing conventional cars. ModulED aims at developing a new generation of modular electric engine based on buried-permanent magnet motor with reduced rare earth use, and electric drivetrain for various configurations of Full and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (including cost, environmental impact, efficiency, and mass manufacturing ready). The multiphase e-motor will integrate the latest GaN inverter for power electronics, advanced control with higher fault tolerance, advanced cooling features, with reduced sizing and higher efficiency. It will be linked with a performant electrical drive and transmission, adapting new regenerative braking strategies. The project takes into account industrial, user requirements and environmental impacts through life cycle analysis, to gear the activities towards a full vehicle approach design and realization of each component and whole powertrain. Also, new virtual models will be developed for reliable design and simulation of every component features. Demonstration on BMW i3 or similar vehicle will be performed at the end, validating the high performance powertrain. The project gathers 9 partners as cutting-edge from automotive, power electronics, powertrain specialists with 3 research centres, 3 Tier-1 suppliers and SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/electric vehicles
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-GV-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 511 875

Participants (8)

BRUSA ELEKTRONIK AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 284 363,75
Address
Neudorf 14
9466 Sennwald
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 598 521,25
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 625
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 395 000
Address
150 Avenue De La Republique Immeuble Le Diagonal
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZG ZAHNRADER UND GETRIEBE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 309 062,50
Address
Georg Kollmannsberger Strasse 3
85386 Eching-dietersheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PUNCH POWERTRAIN NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 474 000
Address
Industriezone Schurhovenveld 4125
3800 Sint-truiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 650 170
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EFFICIENT INNOVATION SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
Avenue Clement Ader 55
34170 Castelnau Le Lez
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)